Historical Materialism , volume 14:3 (145–174) © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2006 Also available online – www.brill.nl 1 Among those who seem happy to endorse Z ˇ izˇek’s ‘Marxism’ is Alex Callinicos who, in a review of some of Z ˇ izˇek’s recent work in this journal, generously notes that Marxism is ‘capacious’ enough to accommodate otherwise heterodox figures such as Z ˇ izˇek wishing to deploy ‘classical Marxian concepts’. See Callinicos 2001, pp. 400–1. See also Brian Donahue, who terms Z ˇ izˇek’s analysis ‘specifically Marxist’ (Donahue Andrew Robinson and Simon Tormey Z ˇ izˇek’s Marx: ‘Sublime Object’ or a ‘Plague of Fantasies’? Of the many attractions that draw contemporary radical theorists to the work of Slavoj Z ˇ izˇek, one of the most significant is, it seems, his commitment to an uncompromising ‘Marxism’. Z ˇ izˇek claims not only to be a Marxist in the broad sense, but an orthodox Marxist, an ‘old fashioned dialectical materialist’; and, of course, this stance has been conjoined by the demand to ‘repeat Lenin’. This otherwise peculiar desire to claim for himself the mantle of ‘Marxist’ is evidently important for a number of reasons, political, strategic and theoretical. Firstly, it
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